What about using the chalkboard paint on glass jars? I know my sister uses jars to store some of her families food and baking supplies. Below are the items you need to get started and instructions to get started. The jars I used had a square etched into them. Feel free to use any shape you would like. Unfortunately I didn't take very good pictures the first time so I made a few jars for myself to show how it works.
Small paint brush
Tape off the area you wish to make the label.
Apply paint and brush lightly to cover the entire taped area. Let dry (approx 1 hour). Repeat. I applied about 3 layers. I waited 24 hours to be sure the paint was completely dry before removing the tape.
My sister was thrilled to receive the jars. She had looked at something similar online but they were $26. I didn't spill to her but I'll share now. My jars were WAY less expensive. 2 jars at the dollar store, $2 paint, $1 brush and I already had the tape. $5 for 2 jars and I have enough paint to make my own jars!
I store random tea bags in my jar pictured above. I don't ever have to wash it and I don't have almost empty boxes of tea taking up space.
I would not recommend putting these in the dishwasher or microwave. I don't think they are dishwasher safe. I recommend filling with dry ingredients so they don't have to be washed often.
I'll post a few updates on new jar or paint ideas in the next few days. For now I am patiently awaiting the arrival of my copy of Mary's Real Food Cookbook. I've had an amazing response so far and had to re-order more before the first batch even arrived!
Get em' while they're hot!